Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Back Home?

Well, We are back in Guatemala. But we are in a town called Comitancillo (Comi) while we live in Xela! We were in our apartment for 5 nights before heading out to Comi to work for a week. We are having a good time though, and we are speaking Spanish a lot which is very good.

It has been so long since I last blogged because I hardly have any extra time with all of the travel. It's good to be back.

We have fantastic news! We have a house to rent! It is strange because we could never have a house like this in the states. We are sending a fantastic thank you to all of you who have prayed for us and supported us. God's provision is so complete! I want to tell you all about our house, and as you read it, please do a couple of things.

1: Please Thank God for it. Praise Him for it.

2: Please pray that God would help us to store up treasures only in Heaven, and that we would not become attached to the "things" that we have.

Ok. Our house is right next door to the Coreanos (the other missionary couple here with us with a 14 month old girl). This in itself is such an answer to prayer. It has a 2 car garage, which will fit our truck even with the topper on it. It is 3 stories with no yard. On the top floor is a divided balcony.

The first floor has the garage, a 1/2 bath, two living areas (later a homeschool room) and a large kitchen. The second floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with built in closets in 2 of the rooms and the hallway. The third floor is the roof top patio with another bedroom and bathroom (designed for live in help). We will be putting movies of the house on youtube very soon and will post the links on my next blog.

Anyway, this is more house than we know what to do with for $50 less per month than we are paying now for a 3 room guest house apartment with rat droppings! We are only going to pay the equivalent of $333.00 and there really is not another house that is this new and clean (even much, much smaller ones) for less. Praise God!

All that to say, we have plenty of room for you to come and visit! We start traditional language school next week, so we will each be in school for 5 hours a day as well as trying to look for and purchase some appliances and furniture for the new house. We are going to try and move into the house by the beginning of April. :)


stephanie said...

so glad for you!
my husband and his father left this morning to go in their first ever mission trip.i suspect it is only the beginning for us. :)

Schweers' Mom said...

Jenny - that is so exciting! What a beautiful home. I am so happy for you all! Praise God...He's amazing, isn't He? Can't wait to see more pictures.

Anonymous said...

Yea for a house!! It is beautiful and we're thankful to God that He gave it to you. We're glad you're settling in. Love ya, Matt and Liz aka: live in help (That apartment and bath are for us, right?).

Brandon and Jenny said...

Thank you all for your encouragement! And Eatons...please come! We can definitely put you both to work, and we'll even pay you a bit! (not much...we're missionaries, remember!) He-He! At that...all of you come!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know we prayed for you at our Bible study Sunday. We are so happy for you with your new house! We're thinking of you...Ruth and girls

From Carlys Eyes said...

Tile Floors...LUCKYYYYYY!How fun. I always thought it would be so cool to have a roof like that. I am so excited for you guys. I am also very jelous that you are paying $300 a month. Have fun.

Brandon and Jenny said...

yeah...the 300 a month is fantastic. So come see us and hang out on our roof!